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作者 Damrosch, Leopold, author
書名 The Club : Johnson, Boswell, and the friends who shaped an age / Leo Damrosch
出版項 New Haven ; London : Yale University Press, [2019]
©2019
國際標準書號 9780300217902 (hardcover : alk. paper)
9780300251784 (pbk.)
0300217900 (hardcover : alk. paper)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 人文社會聯圖  PN452 .D36 2019    在架上    30610020600698
 近史所郭廷以圖書館  941.073 D166    到期 07-13-22    30550100673159
說明 vii, 473 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), map, portraits ; 25 cm
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附註 Includes bibliographical references (pages 407-443) and index
Prologue -- Johnson before Boswell : the years of struggle -- Johnson before Boswell : fame at last -- Boswell before Johnson : setting out for the wide world -- Boswell before Johnson : the search for self -- The fateful meeting -- Boswell abroad -- The Club is born -- Sir Joshua Reynolds -- Edmund Burke -- David Garrick -- The spirit of mirth -- A new life at Streatham -- Boswell in Scotland-and Stratford -- Among the farthest Hebrides --The widening river -- Empire -- Adam Smith -- Edward Gibbon -- Infidels and believers -- Johnson nearing the end -- Boswell on the downhill slope -- Epilogue -- Appendix : members of the Club in its first twenty years
"In 1763, the painter Joshua Reynolds proposed to his friend Samuel Johnson that they invite a few friends to join them every Friday at the Turk's Head Tavern in London to dine, drink, and talk until midnight. Eventually the group came to include among its members Edmund Burke, Adam Smith, Edward Gibbon, and James Boswell. It was known simply as "the Club." In this captivating book, Leo Damrosch brings alive a brilliant, competitive, and eccentric cast of characters. With the friendship of the "odd couple" Samuel Johnson and James Boswell at the heart of his narrative, Damrosch conjures up the precarious, exciting, and often brutal world of late eighteenth-century Britain. This is the story of an extraordinary group of people whose ideas helped to shape their age, and our own"-- Dust jacket
主題 Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784
Boswell, James, 1740-1795
Authors -- Biography
Societies -- England -- London -- History -- 18th century
Intellectuals -- Great Britain -- Biography
Great Britain -- Intellectual life -- 18th century
Great Britain -- History -- 18th century
Boswell, James, 1740-1795. fast (OCoLC)fst00031388
Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784. fast (OCoLC)fst00029184
Intellectual life. fast (OCoLC)fst00975769
Intellectuals. fast (OCoLC)fst00975799
Societies. fast (OCoLC)fst01123785
England -- London. fast (OCoLC)fst01204271
Great Britain. fast (OCoLC)fst01204623
1700-1799 fast
Biographies. fast (OCoLC)fst01919896
Biography. fast (OCoLC)fst01423686
History. fast (OCoLC)fst01411628
Biographies. lcgft
Johnson, Samuel (1709-1784). ram
Boswell, James (1740-1795). ram
Clubs -- Grande-Bretagne -- 18e siècle. ram
Intellectuels britanniques -- Biographies. ram
Grande-Bretagne -- Vie intellectuelle. ram
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